About the JJC Annuitants Association
The organization was chartered in June, 1995.
The Joliet Junior College Annuitants Association (JJCAA) is a chapter of the
State Universities Annuitants Association (SUAA). The organization was founded
to promote and protect the individual and collective interests and welfare of the
JJC annuitants and their survivors by being politically proactive. Service
to Joliet Junior College and the district is also promoted. JJCAA provides
social events for its members and also promotes discussion and participation with
other annuitant organizations in the State of Illinois.
The organization started with 68 members in 1994. Membership now exceeds 280.
is open to all employees and retirees of JJC who are eligible for SURS benefits,
or are receiving SURS benefits. Surviving dependents who are eligible for
SURS benefits and employees who are on disability and receiving SURS benefits are
also eligible to join. Membership in JJCAA also includes membership in SUAA.
Jerry Lewis has served as President since 2005 and succeeds John Corradetti, the
founding President of the group.
The spring session of the Illinois 98th General Assembly came to a close on May
31, 2013. The following is my perspective as to what has occurred thus far. Facts
and figures in this artcle are taken from the Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post,
and Northwest Herald.
Speaker of the House Michael Madigan presented SB 1 as his proposal for pension reform. His plan would reduce unfunded pension liability by $21 billion. Senate
President Cullerton says Madigan’s plan is unconsttutonal. SB 1 was called for a
vote on May 30th in the Senate and was defeated 42‐16. Ironically, Senate President
John Cullerton was one of the 16 “yes” votes.
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